A number of documents are regularly used in the shipping industry and, consequently, are often referred to in shipping disputes. These include: 

1) Bills of lading; 

2) Letters of Undertaking to refrain from arresting a vessel;

3) Statements of Account; and 

4) Final Hire Statements. 

Below, we attach some examples of each, so you can see what they look like. These include: 

1) A "CONGENBILL" bill of lading, produced by the Baltic and International Maritime Council ("BIMCO"). This is a charterparty bill of lading. 

CONGENBILL

Bill of Lading

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